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Alexander’s Story

My name is Alexander (Alex) Scogins. I am a six year old bundle of energy that happens to be battling Metastatic Medulloblastoma. I really don’t think about it that much and try to stay positive for my Mom and Dad. Take some time and read about my journey. Please continue to send prayers for strength and healing during this difficult time.

Over a week ago while we were having our family portraits taken, Alex got sick. Initially we thought it was the flu and that it would pass. He stayed home from school on Monday as he was still feeling sick. On Tuesday he went back to school as he was feeling better. While on a field trip he became sick again and kept throwing up. We took him to Dr. Eastham on Thursday who said that it might be migraines and gave him some medicine to help with that. He also said that if things didn’t improve within 24 hours that we should call back. Needless to say, the symptoms didn’t go away. He said we should take him to the hospital to have him evaluated and we did. We don’t take the kids anywhere but Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital when they need more acute treatment (and you should do the same withyour little ones if you live in the area). The physicians did a series of neurological evaluations and decided to do a CAT scan which revealed a mass on his Cerebellum. The neurosurgeon came down and recommended that we perform surgery to remove the mass after more test to confirm the findings. Well, that is exactly what happened which brings us to the present. Read our updates to see what is happening and keep the prayers coming...

God Bless,
The Scogins’ Family

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MRI Time

People that have healthy children will never know what it truly feels like when you live from MRI to MRI, and I wouldn't want them to know the feeling. Sure it get's a little easier the further out you get. With each MRI the chances of a relapse are reduced. This doesn't make it easier in the week leading up to the MRI. God has blessed us by healing Alex and keeping him cancer free. He has also given me a great deal of peace that has helped me maintain my strength through these trying times. That peace comes to a screeching halt every three months. We get the MRI on Friday and will have to wait until sometime the following week for the results. When it comes to cancer, parents just aren't patient, that's just the way it is. This week I am asking for prayers that Alex is cancer free, prayers to give the family reassurance and peace and prayers that eventually they will find a cure. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift. That's why they call it the present.